DOWNEY - The Warren High School softball team saw its season come to an end last Thursday against South Torrance.The Bears finished their season with an overall record of 22-7 and a share of the S.G.V.L. championship with cross-town rival Downey. The Lady Bears started their post-season run with a win at home against the Oak Park Eagles 6-0, on May 17. The Bears followed that win up with a win against Harvard-Westlake at Harvard-Westlake 9-2, on May 22. The Bears were then defeated by the South Torrance Spartans 6-2, on May 24 in the third round of the C.I.F. Division III playoffs. Despite being out hit 12-3, Warren found themselves tied 2-2 and very much in the game heading into the fifth inning. But South Torrance scored one run in the fifth and added three runs in the seventh inning to secure the win. South Torrance hosted St. Lucy's on Tuesday in one semi-final game and top seeded Chino Hills traveled to Bishop Amat for the other. The winners of these games will face off in the C.I.F. Division III championship game which is still to be determined as of press time. Coach Starksen was very pleased with the effort of this year's team. The Bears played hard and took one game at a time. After the league opening loss to Downey in extra innings, Warren went 9-0 in league play to share the league title and secure the top league seed from the S.G.V.L.
********** Published: May 31, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 07